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Nightingale Armor with a Sabre Cat Pelt by Beebichu Nightingale Armor with a Sabre Cat Pelt by Beebichu
Hi there! Thanks for viewing my image.
I am the maker of and model of the costume, Nightingale Armor from the video game Elderscrolls V: Skyrim. These lovely photos were taken by the talented Andrew Snucins Photography, www.andrewsnucins.com.
The Nightingales are the original concept of Bethesda.

I play Skyrim and as I was wondering what costume to make I decided to just go for my favorite one! My character is always in this armor.

About the costume: I began planning and collecting materials in September 2012. Most of it is sewn out of pleather and vinyl which I then treated with black paint, silver spray paint, hot glue, model magic, and way more black paint. I made the pattern by cutting out pieces of paper and holding them up my body to see if they would be the right size and shape. Then I used those paper pieces to cut out my fabric. Very time consuming as I don't have a dress form. One day I'll get one. I completed the costume 4 months later in December.

There's a humble write up on my blog of how I made this costume here: beebichu.blogspot.ca/

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Given 2013-02-02
:iconkohou:
Kohou Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If you could somehow stop the 'leather' parts from reflecting so much it would look much more realistic, but awesome job.  The details are great.
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:iconathane:
Athane Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, this looks amazing.
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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:iconnorthstonecreator:
NorthstoneCreator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This.... IS B RILLIANT!!!
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you.
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:iconsolusverum:
SolusVerum Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great one, looks awesome.
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you.
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:iconchornocrusader097:
CHorNoCruSader097 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
how did you make the sword
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. For how I made everything please see my blog here: www.beebichu.blogspot.com
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:iconphanteia:
Phanteia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my god this is toooo awesome! 
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:icondaredevil941:
Daredevil941 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I love it looks great. what kind of fabric did you use?
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. For how I made everything please see my blog here: www.beebichu.blogspot.com
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:iconowlbites:
Owlbites Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
as a biiiiig fan of skyrim, i absolutely love this.
its really cool and the sabre cat pelt makes it way more realistic!
only thing missing is perhaps a nice pouch ? 
 
i'd love to see more things like this !
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A pouch is a good idea :)
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:iconkonesama:
KoneSama Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome! Thank you for posting a link to your how to, I've been trying to find someone who made this armor without craft foam! Hopefully I can live up to your amazing job
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'd love to see your costume :)
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:iconkonesama:
KoneSama Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's still a work in progress... unfortunately I have got all the material yet to begin putting it together.
Hopeful I'll begin with in the next month 
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:iconnamacub95:
Namacub95 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of the best Nightingale cosplays I've ever seen. I am insanely jealous.
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I both adore and despise this image, the craftmanship looks great and the documentations (The photos) of it is awesome and well placed in perspective so i can't help but love it all like any fellow adventurer and artist would.

This is however why my darker self cannot deny it's foul envy as it does not know when to be silent about it's sore opinions. I envy all those who has the hands to make their ideas into reality, blacksmiths between fantasies and realities. It is to my greatest distate that i have so much to...visualize while at the same time have no way of actually expressing my intentions without being entirely dependable on others to do it for me while all i do is write about it. I'm a writer at best and even there i'm still a meek individual. Such is the tyranny of worthless emotions.

My apologies if this upsetted you in any way because that was beneath my intentions, you're an awesome artist with a pretty face to display your stuff with so don't be mistaken; keep up the good work! :iconthumbsup2plz:
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. My reply here wont be as long as your comment but i wanted you to know I appreciate it :)
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, much obliged :peace:
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:iconthedalesshallrise:
TheDalesShallRise Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Writer
This is AWESOME! The armor...the fur...magnificent!
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:iconremyblas:
RemyBlas Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh God, you even have the freaking sword!! So awesome...
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you
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:iconcyanide-disaster:
Cyanide-Disaster Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is absolutely beautiful!! 5 stars!!
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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:icondinozavara:
Dinozavara Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I think I'm inlove !!!
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:iconelven-samurai:
Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Wow! :wow:
Looks great! :)
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:iconlonestranger:
LoneStranger Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That does look good, I should use that armor on my character sometime.
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:iconthewerewolfprince:
TheWerewolfPrince Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hail the thieves guild! XD lol I love the costume! I always use it in the game!
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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:iconnoble-gryphon:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work
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:iconstaretcher:
StarEtcher Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!!!!!!
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:iconilleatyourself:
IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME. No idea who Nightingale is, but this looks AWESOME.
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:iconcarrau:
Carrau Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
The Nightingales are a secret, a legend inside a shadow. The most powerfull and silent thieves. And you just capture all of this in this image. The costume is perfect, the "What-are-you-looking-at" gaze is amazing and, know that you did it all alone, make it even more perfect. Congrats. You are really a talented artisian.
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad you apprecite the lore of the Nightingales :) I loved the back story, one reason I chose this armor to make.
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:iconbzylman:
bzylman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
sweet suit. Awesome details... and nice eyes!
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:iconblitzbro9172:
blitzbro9172 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
That is so badass looking!
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:iconjakemonsta:
Jakemonsta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a BOSS! Just like this llama!
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yay llama !
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:iconade-doodles:
ADE-doodles Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow I don't know what this is but it's very cool
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Nice shot!
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:iconevil0verlady:
evil0verlady Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconscriptorsapiens:
ScriptorSapiens Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Eat your hearts out cosplayers! You've got some serious game! Good work, and congrats on the DD!
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
A lot of work, but the result is worth it. :nod:
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:icontulf42:
tulf42 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, I like it alot!
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:iconfilldill:
filldill Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I'm not usually a fan of cosplay, nor have I played the game in question... but this is doooopppeee! well done
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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